George Alexander

Date of death:
Monday May 6, 2019

The Winnipeg Free Press, MB

George Alexander Myer It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend, George Alexander Myer, on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the age of 82 years. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his children, David (Barbara) and Kathryn (Raymond); grandchildren, Crystal (Adam), Ryan, Kyle, Michelle, Nicole (Mike), Karen (Mathew) and Jeffrey (Brynn); and numerous great-grandchildren; cousins, and many friends. Dad was predeceased by his beloved wife of 56 years, Sheila in 2015; and his parents, Samuel and Emily Myer (nee Kling). Dad was born and raised in the North End of Winnipeg. In his younger years he enjoyed spending time at the family cabin at Dorothy Lake, building models, playing football and flying airplanes; having obtained his pilot's licence in 1955. Dad joined the Canadian Army Reserves in 1952, transferred to Royal Canadian Air Force in 1960 and was promoted to First Officer in 1963. He attended Isaac Newton High School where he met the love of his life, Sheila. They married in 1958, having moved many times but settled on Maynard Close for 42 years, developing lifelong friendships with many of the neighbours. In 2013, Mom and Dad decided to downsize and move into a condo where they found many new cherished friends. Dad was a pioneer in computer software innovation. He worked for the Government of Manitoba creating software programs for tracking Provincial Sales Tax in 1967, and the Manitoba Immunization Monitoring System. He retired from Manitoba Health in 1997. Dad enjoyed many hobbies such as photography and travel; he was an avid model railroader, and sports enthusiast, never missing a Jets or Bombers game. However, his greatest joys were his grandchildren, and the creation of special bonds and memories that were made with them. Dad was strong and kind, pragmatic, a loving and generous man who always put his family first and was a great friend to many. He had a great sense of humour, loved life and was courageous, which he continued to demonstrate over that past several months. He will forever hold a special place in our hearts. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. Gordon Dalling and the nurses and aides at Seven Oaks Hospital 5th floor, Unit 5-7 for their exceptional care and compassion. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held Monday, May 13, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Avenue, Winnipeg, MB with Pastor Gerhard Friesen officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Dad's memory to CancerCare Manitoba, 675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre 204-949-2200 As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on May 09, 2019, May 11, 2019

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